Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Home Style Palak Paneer Recipe | Side Dish For Indian Flat Breads | Gluten Free Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe

Hi Supermoms,

Paneer Paneer ( Cottage Cheese in Spinach Curry) is a delicious , wholesome and a tasty side dish for any kind of Indian flat bread. I have earlier shared Palak Paneer recipe with you all. Today, I am sharing another version of this curry. 

As I have roasted the masala and then ground it , the taste of this Palak Paneer is completely different from my earlier recipe. Also, whole spices adds an amazing flavour. 

A delicious side dish for week night or weekend dinners. You can serve the palak paneer along with  rotis/phulkas /chapathi or parathas. 

Palak Paneer Recipe

 Home Style Palak Paneer Recipe :

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 45 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

500 gm spinach /palak 
250 gm paneer ( cubed )
2 teaspoons oil or ghee/clarified butter
juice of 1/2 lemon 
salt ( to taste)

For the masala :

1 teaspoon oil or  ghee 
2 onions
2 tomatoes
1/2 " ginger 
4 garlic pods
2 green chillies
2 cloves
1/2 " cinnamon stick
1 black cardamom 
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
1 bay leaf 
2 Kashmiri red chillies OR 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder ( adjust according to your spice requirements)

Method : 

1. Wash and chop the spinach.
2. Cook the spinach along with 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt for 7-8 minutes over low flame.
3. Switch off and drain the spinach and add it to a bowl of cold water.
Chef tip : This helps the spinach retain it's vibrant green colour . 

4. In the meantime, heat a kadai/wok with oil.
5. Fry all the ingredients given 'For the masala' till all the excess water evaporates .

Chef tip : This step will take approximately 10 minutes .
6. Cool and grind it to a coarse paste. 

Chef tip : You can remove the cloves, bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon and add it to the ground masala. 
7. Remove excess water from the spinach and grind it to smooth paste.

8. Heat a kadai with oil and add the ground masala paste.

9. Let it cook over low flame for 5-7 minutes .
10. Now add the spinach puree and the remaining water.

Chef tip : Adjust water quantity according to your liking.
11. Let them simmer for 5-7 minutes.

12. Add the cubed paneer and allow it to simmer for another 5 minutes and switch off.

Chef tips : If you like, you can shallow fry the paneer in oil . You can garnish with a dash of fresh cream . You can also add 1/2 teaspoon of kasuri methi as garnish. 

13. Squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon just before you serve. 

Delicious Homestyle Palak Paneer is ready to be served. I served it with Rajasthani Khooba Roti . 

Palak Paneer Recipe

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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